Carline Watson is the Talent Development Manager for NPR News and Programming. In this role, she is the primary day-to-day point person for temporary staff in the News and Programming division at NPR.
From 2015 to 2019, Watson was the executive producer of NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, All Things Considered, and was responsible for the day-to-day running of the show.
Previously, she served as executive producer of NPR's Identity and Culture Unit and before that she was executive producer of NPR's Tell Me More.
In January 1996, Watson came to work at NPR as an editorial assistant on Weekend Edition Sunday. Since that time she has worked on the first iteration of satellite radio, News and Notes, and was the first producer and on-air director of The Tavis Smiley Show. She later served as supervising senior producer for NPR's news talk-show Talk of the Nation.
Before NPR, Watson gained experience with journalism by working in the press office of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. Previously she worked with Human Rights Watch.
After graduating summa cum laude from Howard University with a degree in political science and journalism, Watson went on to earn a master of science degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.